Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Uninstalled program still listed in Installed Programs

03 Nov 2011   #1
7farmer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Uninstalled program still listed in Installed Programs

Hi,

I recently installed and uninstalled a program. However, the entry for the program still remains in the Installed Programs list in the Control Panel. I have examined the Registry keys under uninstall and I cannot find this program listed there to be manually deleted. How do I remove this entry? Any advice is appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Nov 2011   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

have you done a reboot since you uninstalled the program?
Only time ive had this happen, there has been remainders of the program in program files. Deleting them solved the issue for me.

out of interest what is the program? ill do some searching to see if this is a common issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #3
ambriel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried uninstalling it again through the Control Panel? It can sometimes remove invalid entries itself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


03 Nov 2011   #4
7farmer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
have you done a reboot since you uninstalled the program?
Only time ive had this happen, there has been remainders of the program in program files. Deleting them solved the issue for me.

out of interest what is the program? ill do some searching to see if this is a common issue.
I have removed all of the remainders of the program and rebooted. Now I have two ghost entries for the same thing. Strangely they are both listed as being nearly 4 TB, which is significantly larger than my hard drive.

The program is Quartus II v11 sp1 free web edition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #5
7farmer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ambriel View Post
Have you tried uninstalling it again through the Control Panel? It can sometimes remove invalid entries itself.
Yeah, I have right clicked and chosen "uninstall" a few times hoping it would go away. I just get an error message saying that the program wasn't found at <location>.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #6
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I found this jem, it's microsoft's installer cleanup utility. they used to have it on their site for removing botched office installs.
Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia

you have to be really careful with it, it can remove anything on your computer. even windows stuff. which is why they don't don't put it on their tech site anymore I guess.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #7
alienfluke

7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

or you can use CCleaner to remove the entry from the add/remove programs list.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #8
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alienfluke View Post
or you can use CCleaner to remove the entry from the add/remove programs list.
you have to be carefull with that crap stuff though. it can remove stuff in your registery you actually need.
since you don't have any control of what it picks out. I wouldn't recommend that kind of product.
besides, it doesn't say anything about removing programs from the control panel add/remove programs lists.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #9
7farmer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by serpentracer View Post
I found this jem, it's microsoft's installer cleanup utility. they used to have it on their site for removing botched office installs.
Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia

you have to be really careful with it, it can remove anything on your computer. even windows stuff. which is why they don't don't put it on their tech site anymore I guess.
The download links are all dead and I can't find this by Googling. Do you know of another source/site?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #10
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

oh crap sorry about that.
what about this one
|MG| Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 7.2 Download

it gave me a odd error like something is wrong with it but it ran as administrator and it installed correctly for me. so I was your guinea pig lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Uninstalled program still listed in Installed Programs




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I uninstalled the program but the icon won't go away
This is in My Computer http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/3156/capturecj.png How can I get the icon to disappear?
General Discussion
Default Programs - Remove a Listed Program
How to Remove a Listed Program in Default Programs for Windows 7 and Vista By default, you would normally uninstall a program to remove it from the list of programs in Set Default Programs. This will show you how to remove your choice of any program listed in the Windows 7 and Vista Set Default...
Tutorials
Uninstalled ISO program. NEED HELP!
I accidentally uninstalled the ISO program ( I THINK...a yellow disc icon) that rebooted my system and when my windows started back up, the desktop looked completely different, kind of outdated. There is no volume. No internet connection. And no easy way to get those back on...almost non...
Software
Uninstalled pre-installed msoffice because i can't print
Okay, so i uninstalled the pre-installed Microsoft Office Word Starter and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 because i can't print with my printer and now the problem got worse. Whenever I'm installing a new Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 it shows the problem "Error 1321. Setup cannot...
Microsoft Office
Programs installed in E:\\Program Files run as x32
Hello there, everybody! Half a year ago my laptop's hard disk's clusters began to fail, so I finally had to change it with a Western Digital Scorpio Black 750 GB - 7200rpm (WD7500BPKT). When reinstalling Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I decided to dedicate the C:\\ unit to the OS "only", and E:\\ to...
Software
MS Office 2010 installed but not listed in my default programs
As you can see, the title states the issue. When I open my list of default programs, my MS Office 2010 is not listed. Does anyone know why and how I can ADD MS Office to my list of programs?? Thanks !!! Listed Green
Microsoft Office

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App